UK MCA issues Marine Guidance Notes MGN 547 and MGN 552

The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued two new marine guidance notices in recent days.

MGN 547: Solid bulk cargoes – safe carriage of bauxite.
The purpose of this Marine Guidance Note is to advise the industry of the circular issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers, CCC.1/Circ.2, on safe carriage of bauxite and raise awareness of the possible dangers of liquefaction associated with carriage of bauxite.

MGN 552: Cargo stowage and securing – Safe Stowage and Securing of Specialised Vehicles
The purpose of this Marine Guidance Note concerning the safe stowage and securing of Specialised Vehicles, is to draw attention to the fact that in some cases, vessels are unsuitable for the cargoes they are carrying, that some of the cargo is inadequately secured and the crew and shore side personnel may be inexperienced in the handling of this type of cargo.

Click to read MGN 547: MGN 547

Click to read MGN 552: MGN 552

 

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